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Forensic Sci Int. 1996 Apr 2;78(2):83-93.

Report on the third EDNAP collaborative STR exercise. European DNA Profiling Group.

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Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory, London, U.K.


This report describes an inter-laboratory exercise completed on behalf of the European DNA Profiling (EDNAP) group. The exercise is one in a series designated to identify STR loci which could be used for harmonisation between participating European forensic science laboratories. Participants were asked to identify the alleles present in five bloodstains at the STR loci HUMTHO1 and HUMVWFA31/A. Two of the stains were prepared from mixtures of two different blood samples. There were no special instructions and each laboratory was requested to use the methodology normally employed for crime case investigations. All participating laboratories achieved the same results for both loci. In addition, the laboratories were also requested to report the results obtained from any other loci which would normally be used in crime case investigations. A comparison of these results showed some inter-laboratory variation.

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